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Jesse Cornplanter, descendant of Cornplanter, the famous Seneca chief, making a ceremonial mask, Tonawanda Community House, Tonawanda, New York, 1940
National Archives Identifier 519161

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Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Records

This guide is arranged geographically by state and thereunder contains a listing of tribes and bands living within that state’s borders. Under each entry for a tribe or band is a list of the BIA offices which had a jurisdictional relationship with that tribe, and for which the National Archives holds records. The NARA facility which has records for that office is listed in parentheses next to the entry. We have provided direct links into NARA's Online Catalog whenever possible for each of these agencies, office, and/or superintendencies. For each, the Online Catalog has tallied the number of descriptions and series available. Note, the Online Catalog may include multiple derivations of the agencies, offices, and superintendies name.

It has been impossible to include the name of every subagency and special agency. The most significant omissions are the agencies and subagencies established during the early years of a superintendency, when agents were moved about without permanent assignments to a particular tribe or locality.

New York

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Allegany and Cattaraugus Seneca [Seneca, Cayuga]

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Brothertown Indian Nation [Mohegan, Montauk, Narragansett, Niantic, Pequot, Tunxis]

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Cayuga Nation of New York

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Oneida Indian Nation

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Onondaga Nation

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s):
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)

 

Tribe(s)/Band(s): Tuscarora Indian Tribe

Records from BIA Headquarters Office or Divisions:
ca.1890 - ca.1950 Division of Resources (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
1901-1904 Finance Division (National Archives at Washington, D.C.)
Records from BIA Agencies, Field Offices, and Superintendencies:
1938-1949 New York Agency (National Archives at New York)
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